oa Central African Journal of Medicine - A case report of cystitis emphysematosa and emphysematous pyelonephritis

Volume 35, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



The presence of intramural gas in the urinary bladder is rare and gas in the kidney is also rare. Our patient had both conditions. We have not seen these two rare conditions ever descriptionbed in one patient. Both conditions are commoner in diabetics. Nephrectomy was resorted to after unsuccessful antibiotic treatment of the emphysematous pyelonephritis.

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